The Global Advanced Research Conference on Management and Business Studies (GARCOMBS) is the academic forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Management and Business. The GARCOMBS 2016 will be held on October 7-8, 2016 in France at IAE of Caen, the University Of Caen School of Management.


The GARCOMBS 2016 conference will bring together leading international researchers, practitioners, and scientists in universities and industries. Considering the needs for responding the complex and dynamics environment, the conference will be focused on:

Digital Transformation of Societies in a Volatile environment

Theoretical and empirical papers are also invited for submission to seven major areas.
A.    Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Human Resources Management 
B.    Innovation, Operations and Supply Chain Management
C.    Marketing Management 
D.    Financial Management and Accounting 
E.    Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Contemporary Issues 
F.     Future Business Module 
G.    Government Agencies and Non-profit Organizations


The Call for Papers which presents the topics of interest can be found under the Paper Details subtab of this page.


The conference will take place in University of Caen Business and Management school, Paris France. The hotel information can be found under the Registration subtab of this page. Depending on your nationality, a visa might be required to come to France. We offer information about the visa process and the travel to Paris. More information of this can contact: 


Program Overview:

7th October





Hall d'accueil IAE


Welcoming speech

Amphi Léon Walras (Rez-de-chaussée)



Amphi Léon Walras (Rez-de-chaussée)


Keynote speaker

Amphi Léon Walras (Rez-de-chaussée)



Amphi Léon Walras (Rez-de-chaussée)


Plenary Session 1

Amphi Léon Walras (Rez-de-chaussée)


Plenary Session 2

Amphi Léon Walras (Rez-de-chaussée)


Plenary Session 3

Amphi Léon Walras (Rez-de-chaussée)


Photo session

Amphi Léon Walras (Rez-de-chaussée)


Coffee/Tea - Welcome

Salle 218 (2ème étage)


Parallel Sessions 1



Lunch Time



Parallel Sessions 2



Coffee/Tea Break



Parallel Sessions 3



Welcome Dinner

Le Benazir Restaurant


Award of 3 best papers

Le Benazir Restaurant

8th October





Le Mont-Saint-Michel


Closing Lunch

Le Mont-Saint-Michel







Dr. Patrice Georget holds a PhD in psychosociology. His current main area of focus is on the process of resistance to change and influence. 

He is author of fifty scientific and popular publications, He has worked as a keynote speaker at conferences and seminars. He also lead s workshop for managers, steering committee and business conventions. 

He is the Dean of the Graduate School of Management IAE Caen since 2015.The school offer more than 40 degrees and welcomes over 2,000 management trainees every year, mainly for employees in continuing education.



Dr. Ina Primiana is a professor in Supply Chain Management from Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia.

Currently, she is the head of doctorate management program in Universitas Padjadjaran, Chairman of Ekuitas Business School, Leader of Advisory Council in West Java Economic Forum, Head of SME Focus Group in Indonesia Economists Scholars, and the member of scientific group in Indonesian Chamber of Commerce.





Dr. Kiatanantha Lounkaew is the Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Dean of Faculty of Economics, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand. He has completed his Ph.D. in economics from Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University in 2011. 

He also holds a research fellow position as an Australian Research Council’s Linkage Research Fellow at Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. His research focuses on labour market adjustment, economics of education, public policy, and competiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). 



Dr. John Paul is an expert in supply chain management and operational improvement for manufacturing and services with over 30 years of experiences. He is currently the Managing Director of iCognitive, a innovative consultancy company offering excellence in Supply chain services.

In his previous position in Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology he has successfully implemented Supply Chain Management in the local SMEs, PLEs and MNCs such as Philips CFT, Stamford Press, Sony, Venture manufacturing, PETRONAS Oil Business, MINDEF, etc. 

He has written numerous SCM-articles and has been lecturing in different Universities (Paris 12, ISLI – Kedge in France; Nanyang Technological University, and ESSEC Asian Campus in Singapore).


Here is our cooperative SCOPUS-Indexed Journals for GARCOMBS 2016:
















1. Academy of Strategic Management Journal

ISSN: 15441458, 19396104

H Index: 5


2. Academy of Marketing Studies Journal

ISSN: 10956298, 15282678

H Index: 4


3. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal

ISSN: 10963685, 15282635

H Index: 2


4. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal

ISSN: 10879595, 15282686

H Index: 3


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Call For Paper

Digital transformation is becoming a hot topic for companies across the globe. Industries are using digital advances such as analytics, mobility, social media and smart embedded devices. Executives are trying to improve their use of traditional technologies to change customer relationships, internal processes, and value propositions.


Many companies get started on the digital transformation journey, but few tell how to do it.   What is the performance measurement, best practices, tools for digital transformation in a volatile environment? What should be the road map and framework? Even though some of the companies are gaining some value from transforming parts of their businesses, but it is only a small part of the way toward achieving the potential of digital transformation. And still others have not yet begun their digital transformation because of the lack of know-how. Besides, most of the executives have common pressures to begin digital transformation, at least moderate pressure to change. Digital transformation affects both individual businesses and whole segments of the society, such as government, mass communications, art, medicine or science, etc.


Therefore, " Digital Transformation of Societies in a Volatile environment" is proposed as the theme of this conference. Theoretical and empirical papers are also invited for submission to seven major areas. Within each groups, several topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


A. Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Human Resources Management 

Organizational Development, Knowledge Management, Best Practices to Manage Human Capital, Future Directions for HRM Research, Global Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning, Technology in Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Competency Mapping, Employer Branding, Organization Theory, etc.


B. Innovation, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Technology Management, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Product and Process Innovation, Quality Management, Operation Management, Project Management, New Product Development, New Service Development, Inventory Management, Service Operations Management, Global Operation Management, Distribution Management, Planning Management etc.


C. Marketing Management

Advertising Management, Fundamentals of Marketing, Assessing Marketing Performance, International Marketing, Marketing Research, Marketing Strategy, Service Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications, Marketing Innovation and Planning, E-Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Sales Strategies, Marketing Data Analysis, Marketing and International Consumers, Marketing Theory and Application, , Customer Relationship Management, etc.


D. Financial Management and Accounting

Corporate Finance and Governance, Cost Management, Finance & Investment, Financial Markets and Institution, Capital Budgeting, Capital Market, Credit Risk Modelling and Management, Financial Engineering, Foreign Exchange Markets, Law and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Digital Payment, Digital Bank, Regulations of Financial Markets, Venture Capital, Accounting and Finance, Behavioral Accounting and Finance, Electronic Banking, Electronic Finance, Financial Markets and Derivatives, Financial Services Management, etc.


E. Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Contemporary Issues

Models of Strategic Management, Digital Business Transformation, Challenges to Strategic Management, Corporate Strategy Formulation Approaches, Business Competitive Strategy,Situational Analysis for Strategic Planning, Global Strategy, , Strategic Issues, International Strategic Performance Measurement, Strategic Issues in Managing Technology and Innovation, Operations and Supply Chain Strategy.


F. Future Business Module

Transforming Business Models, Omni-Channel Business, Digital Device, Transformation from Physical to Digital, Supply Chain Risk, Operation Management, Technology Management, Organizational Development, New Service Development, Data Analytics, Strategy Transformation , Digital Maturity Research , Operation Management , Business Integration and Innovation, Digital Capabilities, Customer Experience, etc.


G. Government Agencies and Non-profit Organizations

Digital Maturity, Citizen Service Models, Transformation Process, Technology Management, Digital Cultural, Initiation challenges of Organization, Risk Tolerance, Organizational agility, Digital Trends and Emerging Technologies, Leadership and Workforce Skill, Innovation and Collaboration, Security Management, etc.


Deadline of submitting abstracts is extended to May 14, 2016.

Deadline of submitting full paper is Jun 4, 2016.


Paper Submission

Submissions should be done through Easychair.

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through Easychair before the submission deadline. It is strongly recommended that your manuscript could comply with GARCOMBS’s guidelines.

Please click here to make your submission through Easychair.


-    For abstracts, please write your abstract outlining the background, methodology, and results or expected results. It should be within 150 – 250 words. The detailed PDF abstract format can be downloaded here Template abstract.pdf ,the detailed WORD abstract format can be downloaded here  template abstract.docx

-    For full papers, please submit your full paper following our paper format. The paper length should be between 4 – 8 pages, single spaced. The detailed PDF paper format can be downloaded here Template full paper.pdf ,the detailed WORD paper format can be downloaded hereTemplate full paper.docx

-    All submissions will be blindly reviewed.

Important Dates:

Description Due Date
Abstract Submission 14-May-16  
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract 20-May-16
Submission of Full Paper 4-Jun-16 Extend to 10-June
Notification of Acceptance of Full Paper 18-Jun-16
Submission of Revised Full Paper 16-Jul-16
End of Early Bird Registration 25-Jul-16
Deadline of Registration 15-Sep-16
Conference Date 7-Oct-16

Registration and Payment:

It is important to note that the registration could be completed before 15 September 2016 as the deadline of submission to the proceeding. 

Click here for Payment Guideline and Registration Form 


Participants will be charged a registration fee, which is inclusive of meals during the conference and all materials that will be distributed during the conference.


Before 25-Jul-2016: Early bird price (Exclusive of $270 publishing fee)

  • Presenter* : 300 USD*
  • Participant*: 250 USD

After 25-Jul-2016: Normal Price (Exclusive of $270 publishing fee)

  • Presenter : 350 USD
  • Participant : 300 USD

*Presenters and participants will get difficient certificate in the end of conference.

*All registration fees above exculde transfer fee which is about 2.85% 

Click HERE to process the payment 


Conference Location and Accomodation:

Conference Location:


GARCOMBS2016 will be held at IAE CAEN campus, France. This campus is located at 3 Rue Claude Bloch, 14075 Caen cedex, France

It takes about 3 hours drive way from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The Optimal way to go from CDG to IAE CAEN is: Take a taxi from CDG to Saint Lazare which is about 30 minutes and then take TGV from Saint Lazare to CAEN which about 2 hours. Contact us for any help!




Highly recommended next Door Hotel : Apart’city (60€/night approx)  

There are some other options as well which is about 50-120€/night approx and takes 10-20 mins walk way from campus.

*The reservation need to be done by the participants , but contracts us for any help. 


IAE : the University of Caen Business and Management school

The IAE of Caen, the University Of Caen School of Management, offers a full range of courses, from Bachelor degrees to PhDs, in an international and professional environment. The school has specializations in Logistics, Supply Chain , Finance, Marketing, Accounting, International Development and Trade, Human Resources and Social and Health Management.


The IAE was founded in 1956 and has educated more than 23,000 students and trainees/interns in different types of programs: full-time education, executive education, apprenticeship contracts, and e-learning programs.


As an innovator in e-learning education, the Institute was designated, in a report conducted by the European Commission in 2006, as one of the 8 best institutes in its field. E-learning education is a unique technique of teaching through the Internet, for workers and people who cannot attend daily courses; with documents and teachers' videos online, students and trainees can follow their diploma on a regular basis.


The Institute has dual missions: to educate tomorrow's responsible executives and to make improvements in management research.Each year, the IAE of Caen develops new projects to adapt itsteaching to economic and social trends, and to meet its students' needs.


Facilitator: iCognitive


iCognitive is an international consulting firm specializing in supply chain management optimization, with offices in Asia and Europe.


iCognitive guide customers through every phase of their Supply Chain transformation journey and every activity involved in planning, sourcing, manufacturing and distribution to optimize their operational and financial performances. Enabling their organization to reach the highest levels of efficiency and profitability.


iCognitive examine customer’s current business processes using a structured approach to improve their  efficiency and effectiveness within their organization, while increasing visibility across suppliers and end-to-end processes.


iCognitive provide a comprehensive range of supply chain consulting services, in-depth analysis, pragmatic solutions, and a capability to produce practical and measurable results for our customers


Co-organizer: Universitas Padjadjaran Indonesia 


Universitas Padjadjaran (Padjadjaran University or UNPAD) is an institution of higher learning located in Bandung, which is the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. UNPAD was established on 11th of September 1957, and officially opened by the President of Republic Indonesia Soekarno on the 24th of September 1957. As one of leading university, Padjadjaran University has much vision to be the best for academic activities including teaching and learning.



Co-organizer: Dhurakij Pundit University Thailand

Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU), which in Thai means University of Business Knowledge, is one of the most distinguished, private universities in Thailand, increasingly recognized by the international academic community. It was established in 1968 as a simple business college with some 40 students by its two founders, Dr. Sawai Sudhipitak and Mr. Sanan Ketudat.


From a small beginning, Dhurakij Pundit College grew rapidly in student numbers and academic programs. DPU owes its success mainly to the vision and dedication of Dr. Sawai, who served as the university's first president until his death in 1994, and Khun Sanan, who guided its expansion as Honorary Chairman of the University Council while pursuing a distinguished career in government followed by private law practice.


In 1984, the country's Ministry of University Affairs conferred university status on DPU in recognition of its high academic standards and achievements. Only three other private colleges earned a similar distinction at that time.